Heinz Frank

Heinz Frank

Heinz Frank
Born 12 December 1914
Died 7 October 1944(1944-10-07) (aged 29)
Allegiance Nazi Germany
Service/branch Luftwaffe
Years of service 1934–1944
Rank Major
Unit LG 2
SchlG 1
SchlG 2
SchlG 151
Commands held II./SG 2
IV. / SchlG 151

World War II

Awards Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves

Heinz Frank (12 December 1914 – 7 October 1944) was a highly decorated Major in the Luftwaffe during World War II, and one of only 882 recipients of the Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross with Oak Leaves. The Knight's Cross of the Iron Cross and its higher grade Oak Leaves was awarded to recognise extreme battlefield bravery or successful military leadership. Heinz Frank was credited with 9 victories in 900+ missions.[Notes 1]

Heinz Frank died on 7 October 1944 in a hospital of a circulatory collapse following an accidental pistol shooting incident, the bullet was lodged in his right hip. He was interred in Arnstadt in Thuringia.[1]

Awards and decorations


  1. ^ For a list of Luftwaffe ground attack aces see List of German World War II Ground Attack aces


  1. ^ Obermaier 1976, p. 59.
  2. ^ a b Thomas 1997, p. 175.
  3. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 154.
  4. ^ Fellgiebel 2000, p. 57.

External links

  • Lexikon der Wehrmacht
  • World War 2 Awards.com